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Can A Broken RGP Contact Lens Cut Your Eye

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Old 05-28-2008, 11:26 AM
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Default Can A Broken RGP Contact Lens Cut Your Eye

Ew gross, I know, but I'm curious. If somehow a rigid gas permeable contact lens gets broken in your eye, can one of the jagged shards actually get stuck to your eye?
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:59 PM
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I've heard of a RGP lens scratching your eye, and I guess, if it was broken with enough force, it could cut your eye. But, I've never heard of that happening.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:54 PM
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I agree with Tigger I have never heard of that happening. I do think, however, that if a lens did break it could potentially penetrate the cornea and get stuck.
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Well, it does happen. A gas permeable lens can break in your eye. I know this because it happened to me. This occurred while I was playing racquetball with out any eye protection. My partner hit the ball and it bounced off the wall and hit me square in my eye.

The gas permeable lens did not stand a chance. It shattered upon impact.

I immediately headed to find a mirror. My eye was in pain but I managed to pick every piece I could see out of my eye. I was confident I got it all out because it was no longer painful

The next day, I went to the eye doctor and my eye was fine. He dilated it and check for scratches... but luckily I was fine. I was more upset about the cost of replacing the broken lens.

So.. it does happen in a freak accident...
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:20 AM
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Well, it does happen. A gas permeable lens can break in your eye. I know this because it happened to me. This occurred while I was playing racquetball with out any eye protection. My partner hit the ball and it bounced off the wall and hit me square in my eye.

The gas permeable lens did not stand a chance. It shattered upon impact.

I immediately headed to find a mirror. My eye was in pain but I managed to pick every piece I could see out of my eye. I was confident I got it all out because it was no longer painful

The next day, I went to the eye doctor and my eye was fine. He dilated it and check for scratches... but luckily I was fine. I was more upset about the cost of replacing the broken lens.

So.. it does happen in a freak accident...
Wow. That sounds terrible! I'm glad you're okay, though.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:36 AM
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Thanks

I never played racquetball after that...
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:40 PM
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Thanks

I never played racquetball after that...
Well . . . maybe next time you should wear goggles. Come on, get back on the horse that bit you . . . or something like that.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:23 PM
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Well . . . maybe next time you should wear goggles. Come on, get back on the horse that bit you . . . or something like that.
Yeah, eye protection is a must when you've got this little rubber ball flying around in a confined space.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:52 PM
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Yeah, eye protection is a must when you've got this little rubber ball flying around in a confined space.
Exactly. This is what I'm saying.

Have you gotten back in the racquetball court with your protective goggles yet, fatlard?

That's a very unflattering name. I feel so mean when I say it.
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Exactly. This is what I'm saying.

Have you gotten back in the racquetball court with your protective goggles yet, fatlard?

That's a very unflattering name. I feel so mean when I say it.
It seems rather lucky your eye was not damaged if the ball struck so hard that the contact lens shattered. But looking at the pictures here, the ball is quite big, relative to the eye socket. I suppose there must be more serious accidents with squash balls and not just to the contact lens. I guess safety glasses are a must.

I remember a room mate of mine at Uni playing squash and he wore (or tried to wear the old style hard lenses). After he messed up his elbow (tennis elbow), I think he managed to get hit in the eye with a squash ball - and hard, but apart from a black eye, he did no lasting damage.

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It seems rather lucky your eye was not damaged if the ball struck so hard that the contact lens shattered. But looking at the pictures here, the ball is quite big, relative to the eye socket. I suppose there must be more serious accidents with squash balls and not just to the contact lens. I guess safety glasses are a must.

I remember a room mate of mine at Uni playing squash and he wore (or tried to wear the old style hard lenses). After he messed up his elbow (tennis elbow), I think he managed to get hit in the eye with a squash ball - and hard, but apart from a black eye, he did no lasting damage.

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I'm glad your roommate was able to recover from this incident. Make sure you wear eye protection, kids!
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:19 PM
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I'm glad your roommate was able to recover from this incident. Make sure you wear eye protection, kids!
That's right, Goliath. Eye protection is very important. Those racquetball goggles look so cool, too.
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Furthermore, I'd just like to add that it has to be safety goggles not normal glasses.

I just had a sparring accident where I ran into a guy's fist (yes ran into, he lifted it due to trained reflexes and I ran into it because I was coming at him quite quickly.) There wasn't a lot of force no black eye or anything like that...however

My glasses lens smashed into about 7 fragments and I got lots of small cuts all over my eyelid, 2 of which were pretty nasty and deep. I guess I was still lucky because none of them went through the eye lid which would have quite possibly blinded me.

But yeah, take precaution in case you decide that safety glasses look stupid. Now I understand why there's a rule out there that you shouldn't punch someone with glasses in the face.
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Furthermore, I'd just like to add that it has to be safety goggles not normal glasses.

I just had a sparring accident where I ran into a guy's fist (yes ran into, he lifted it due to trained reflexes and I ran into it because I was coming at him quite quickly.) There wasn't a lot of force no black eye or anything like that...however

My glasses lens smashed into about 7 fragments and I got lots of small cuts all over my eyelid, 2 of which were pretty nasty and deep. I guess I was still lucky because none of them went through the eye lid which would have quite possibly blinded me.

But yeah, take precaution in case you decide that safety glasses look stupid. Now I understand why there's a rule out there that you shouldn't punch someone with glasses in the face.
Sorry you had to learn about that the hard way, alphaunit. Try to hang out with people who tend to run away from danger, and don't make any sudden moves around people who raise their fists instinctively.
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Furthermore, I'd just like to add that it has to be safety goggles not normal glasses.

I just had a sparring accident where I ran into a guy's fist (yes ran into, he lifted it due to trained reflexes and I ran into it because I was coming at him quite quickly.) There wasn't a lot of force no black eye or anything like that...however

My glasses lens smashed into about 7 fragments and I got lots of small cuts all over my eyelid, 2 of which were pretty nasty and deep. I guess I was still lucky because none of them went through the eye lid which would have quite possibly blinded me.

But yeah, take precaution in case you decide that safety glasses look stupid. Now I understand why there's a rule out there that you shouldn't punch someone with glasses in the face.
So you broke your glasses on someone's fist? Did that fist get damaged in the exchange?
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:50 PM
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Well, it does happen. A gas permeable lens can break in your eye. I know this because it happened to me. This occurred while I was playing racquetball with out any eye protection. My partner hit the ball and it bounced off the wall and hit me square in my eye.

The gas permeable lens did not stand a chance. It shattered upon impact.

I immediately headed to find a mirror. My eye was in pain but I managed to pick every piece I could see out of my eye. I was confident I got it all out because it was no longer painful

The next day, I went to the eye doctor and my eye was fine. He dilated it and check for scratches... but luckily I was fine. I was more upset about the cost of replacing the broken lens.

So.. it does happen in a freak accident...
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I play raquetball frequently and this never occurred to me. Will never pass on goggles again...
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According to my eye doc my hard lens actually may have saved my eye. We were taking down Christmas decorations outside. One of the extention cords was caught up at the base of a shrub, in a hurry I just pulled harder and when it broke free the end of the cord whipped back at me. One of the prongs on the cord hit me in the eye, dead center of my left lens. It gouged the lens and ruined it but my eye was fine.
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According to my eye doc my hard lens actually may have saved my eye. We were taking down Christmas decorations outside. One of the extention cords was caught up at the base of a shrub, in a hurry I just pulled harder and when it broke free the end of the cord whipped back at me. One of the prongs on the cord hit me in the eye, dead center of my left lens. It gouged the lens and ruined it but my eye was fine.
Wow! That's amazing! You were saved from a nasty injury by a tiny RGP contact lens. How incredibly blessed you are. (I don't believe in "luck.") Do you still have that gouged lens? I'd frame it.
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According to my eye doc my hard lens actually may have saved my eye. We were taking down Christmas decorations outside. One of the extension cords was caught up at the base of a shrub, in a hurry I just pulled harder and when it broke free the end of the cord whipped back at me. One of the prongs on the cord hit me in the eye, dead center of my left lens. It gouged the lens and ruined it but my eye was fine.
Remember boys and girls, don't get impatient when working with electrical cords or anything that might hit you in the eye. I suppose that includes children, too.
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Remember boys and girls, don't get impatient when working with electrical cords or anything that might hit you in the eye. I suppose that includes children, too.
What, don't get impatient when working with children that might hit you in the eye?
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What, don't get impatient when working with children that might hit you in the eye?
That's what I though Healinghands2 meant . . .
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Remember boys and girls, don't get impatient when working with electrical cords or anything that might hit you in the eye. I suppose that includes children, too.
I'll try to keep that in mind, Healinghands2.
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According to my eye doc my hard lens actually may have saved my eye. We were taking down Christmas decorations outside. One of the extention cords was caught up at the base of a shrub, in a hurry I just pulled harder and when it broke free the end of the cord whipped back at me. One of the prongs on the cord hit me in the eye, dead center of my left lens. It gouged the lens and ruined it but my eye was fine.
So you felt no pain at all from the impact?
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So you felt no pain at all from the impact?
I would imagine it was painful, just no damage done. Right hardlens?
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